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Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Dong-Ding Oolong is a world reknowed tea produced in Dongding Mountain of Taiwan. It is grown at an altitude of over 4,000 feet. It is believed that Dong Ding Oolong tea plants are actually a specimen of Wuyi Rock Tea strain that have been carefully selected and re-planted in Taiwan. The name of the tea means "Frozen Summit."

The Production Area
Dong Ding Oolong Tea is grown around Dong Ding Mountain, a branch range of Phoenix Mountain in Nantou county, Taiwan. Legend has it that due to rainy weather and slippery paths, tea farmers had to tighten the tiptoes (frozen tiptoes) so as to climb the hilltop to pick tea leaves. This is why the mountain got its name "Dong Ding"(Frozen Summit). In Dong Ding Mountain there grow Qing-xin oolong and other good tea cultivars. High altitude, dense forest and good soil create favorable growing conditions for tea trees. Lugu town, the main producing area for Dong Ding Oolong, has annual average temperature of 22℃ and annual rainfall of 2200mm. The place has high atmospheric humidity and is always enshrouded in clouds and mists. The soil in tea gardens is brown and highly-cohesive soil mixed with weathered fine stones and the water drainage and storage conditions are good. Tea picking usually takes place during April~May and November~December, with one-bud-two-leaf as the standard.

Appearance
Evenly and tightly rolled tea leaves with dark green color and faint golden fringe.

Taste
The naturally sweet, fruity aroma is strong and captivating, while the taste is full-bodied, refreshing and sweet with a flavor that is reminiscent of a mouth-watering peach.

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